Mauro Icardi was in inspiring form against former club Sampdoria with four of his side's goals as Inter Milan claimed a comfortable 5-0 Serie A win.
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Napoli ceded control of the Serie A title race to reigning champions Juventus after failing to beat Inter Milan at San Siro.
Lautaro Martinez's move from Racing di Avellaneda to Inter Milan is "99 percent done", according to the Argentine forward's agent Rolando Zarate.
The top eight in Serie A face one another this weekend. Come Monday morning, we'll have a true sense of Italy's contenders and pretenders.
Forward Gonzalo Higuain will return to the Argentina squad for friendlies this month, but his Juventus teammate Paulo Dybala and Inter's Mauro Icardi.
Inter boss Luciano Spalletti says his players are clearly under "pressure and tension" that showed early in the early struggles against Benevento.
Two goals in three second-half minutes helped Inter Milan to a 2-0 victory at home to Benevento and moved them up to third in the Serie A table.
Technical coordinator Walter Sabatini has defended the Suning Group for their investments in Inter Milan during the January transfer window.
Frank de Boer said Ajax's academy players have a better understanding of football than Inter Milan's did.
Icardi has missed the past three games with a knee injury, but there has been talk of him becoming frustrated amid a run of one win in 10.
Luciano Spalletti said Inter "didn't put in a particularly bad performance" despite a 2-0 defeat at Genoa as their downward spiral continued.
Inter Milan dropped to fourth place in Serie A after falling 2-0 at Genoa on Saturday.
Inter Milan duo Ivan Perisic and Mauro Icardi will not be available for their side's Serie A game against Genoa on Saturday.
Inter Milan are set to win the race to sign highly-rated Argentinian forward Lautaro Martinez from Racing Club of Avellaneda.